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Scientific Name Polyodon spathula  (Walbaum, 1792)
Common Names American Paddlefish
Loeffelstoer (Germany)
Type Locality Louisiana, the Mississippi River, U.S.A.
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Size 2210mm or 87" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution North America: Mississippi River system, including the Missouri River into Montana, the Ohio River, and their major tributaries. At least one country reports adverse ecological impact after introduction. International trade restricted (CITES II, since 11.6.92).
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Petri Artedi sueci genera piscium Part 3, pp 522.
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Last Update 2017 Aug 28 02:39 (species record created: 2013 Sep 08 00:06)